Berlin - The (MB) and the have agreed on new collective agreement. According to this, the salaries of doctors at the clinics of the Asklepios Group will be increased by 3.5 percent on July 1, 2012. As of April 1, 2013, the supplement for night work will be increased from the current 15 percent to 20 percent and the start of night work will be brought forward from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, new level will be added to the remuneration groups Ä 1 (doctors) and Ä 2 (specialists) on April 1, 2013, with time interval of one year (Ä 1) and two years (Ä 2).
“We have been able to dissuade employers from the idea of a significantly longer term. The progress made in remuneration for night work was particularly important to us. We have made another important step forward here, ”said MB negotiator, Rolf Lübke.
MB chairman Rudolf Henke was also satisfied. “The overall package gives the Asklepios clinics good starting point in the increasing competition for doctors,” he said. The agreement in the fifth round of negotiations was "decent result", said Henke.
The new collective agreement should be up Apply at the end of 2013. It affects around 4,000 doctors in more than 30 hospitals. The collective bargaining committees of both sides must decide on the final acceptance of the negotiation result by December 7, 2012.